KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County jury convicted Vincente Roldan-Marron in the deadly stabbing of his wife, Yadira Gomez.
After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury found Roldan-Marron guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, according to the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office.
The jury recommended life without parole.
In January 2017, Independence School District teachers reported two of their students said their father had killed their mother.
Court documents said officers found Gomez’s body and Roldan-Marron in an apartment. Gomez had been stabbed several times.
When police interviewed Roldan-Marron, he said his wife was seeking attention from another person. He said he remembered arriving home after a counseling session. He said Gomez didn’t arrive at the same time so he drank.
According to court documents, Roldan-Marron told police he drank three bottles of champagne and six cans of beer and “blacked out.” He told police he later woke up and went to the bedroom and found Gomez on the floor.
Roldan-Marron told police he doesn’t remember the incident due to him “blacking out,” but eluded to the fact that he must have killed Gomez because there was no one else in the residence except his children, according to court documents.
A judge will sentence Roldan-Marron on August 16.